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Modified Starch Project

Global modified starch market is estimated to be valued at USD 12.1 billion in 2023 and is projected to reach USD 19.8 billion by 2033.

What is Modified Starch?

Modified starch, a derivative of native starch, has become integral to numerous industries for its versatile properties. Its benefits include improved stability, enhanced thickening abilities, and better resistance to heat and shear. Investing in modified starch production offers a strategic opportunity to enter markets where demand for specialized, high-performance ingredients is soaring. This investment not only ensures significant financial returns but also positions investors at the forefront of innovative solutions, meeting the evolving needs of sectors ranging from food and beverages to textiles and pharmaceuticals, and contributing to the global shift toward advanced, sustainable materials.

Modified Starch Industrial Project

Technology Exchange and Coordination (Pvt.) Ltd. is an industrial consulting firm specializing in Maize and Sugarcane-based export-led projects. With over 30 years of expertise in setting up industries from project identification to boiler firing and customized feasibility studies, we have established ourselves as leaders in the field and have successfully set up multi-billion successful green field projects while keeping in view the demand and future trends of the industry.

Applications of Modified Starch in various sectors of industry

Modified starch, owing to its diverse properties and versatility, finds applications across multiple industrial sectors. Here are its applications in various industries:


1. Food and Beverage Industry

Thickening Agent: Modified starch is used to thicken sauces, soups, gravies, and desserts, enhancing texture and mouthfeel.

Stabilizer: It stabilizes food products, preventing ingredients from separating and improving shelf life.

Bakery: Modified starch enhances the structure and texture of baked goods like bread, cakes, and pastries.

Glazing Agent: It's used in confectionery to provide a glossy appearance to candies and coated nuts.


2. Pharmaceuticals

Tablet Binding: Modified starch acts as a binder in pharmaceutical tablets, ensuring the cohesion and integrity of the medication.

Disintegrant: It helps tablets disintegrate in the body, aiding in the absorption of the active ingredient.

Capsule Filling: Modified starch is used as a filler in capsules, providing stability to the contents.


3. Textile Industry

Sizing Agent: In textiles, modified starch is used as a sizing agent to enhance yarn strength and reduce breakage during weaving.

Printing Thickener: It serves as a thickening agent in textile printing pastes, ensuring sharp and defined prints.


4. Paper Industry

Surface Sizing: Modified starch is applied to paper surfaces to improve strength, surface smoothness, and ink absorption.

Paper Coating: It's used in paper coatings to enhance print quality and reduce ink absorption.


5. Oil and Gas Industry

Drilling Fluids: In drilling fluids, modified starch is used to increase viscosity and control fluid loss during drilling operations.


6. Cosmetics and Personal Care

Personal Care Products: Modified starch is used in cosmetics and personal care products for its absorbent properties, providing a matte finish in powders and makeup products.

Hair Care: It's used in hair styling products for its thickening and stabilizing effects.


7. Adhesives and Binders

Adhesive Industry: Modified starch is used in adhesives for paper packaging, corrugated board, and bookbinding.

Binder in Gypsum Board: It's used in gypsum board manufacturing as a binder, improving the board's strength and durability.


8. Environmental Applications

Biodegradable Plastics: Modified starch is used in the production of biodegradable plastics, providing a sustainable alternative to traditional plastics.


Modified starch's wide-ranging applications underscore its importance in various industries, offering solutions for enhancing product quality, functionality, and performance across sectors such as food, pharmaceuticals, textiles, and environmental sustainability.

TECHNOLOGY EXCHANGE AND COORDINATION (PVT) LTD. offers the following services:


1.  Project Identification

2. Technical Feasibility Study

3. Preparing the equipment and know-how package for setting up a new industry

4. Arranging Transfer of Technology.

5. Arranging collaboration with Chinese Manufacturers.

6. Organizing maximum possible local Fabrication of the Equipment by managing technical know-how and experts from China.

7. Providing supervision/coordination during Project Implementation.

8. Training Services.

9. Market Research and Studies

10. Exploring joint venture partner in the international market


Seeing any project through from its selection to commercial production can severely test the resources of any organization. The project identification, preparation of realistic technical/financial feasibility reports, preparation of equipment and know-how package, exploring and evaluating the manufacturers in China for direct business, negotiating the contract, and providing effective supervision during project implementation is the specialized task of TEC.

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